Cola anomala

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Cola anomala Schum.

Sterculiaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: economic plant

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Malvanae
Ordo:
Malvales
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Cola anomala, commonly known as Bamenda Cola, is a tree.

Contents

Naming

Cola anomala was described by Karl Moritz Schumann. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Cola anomala is a species in the genus Cola which contains approximately 122 to 132 species and belongs to the family of the Sterculiaceae (Cacao Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees reach heights of 20 to 28 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Cola anomala is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Cola anomala produces cymes of light-green five-stellate flowers.

The trees produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Cola anomala is native to Cameroun.

Cultivation

The trees tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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